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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On July 15th the latest Android super-phone was released by Motorola and Verizon Wireless. All hail the Droid X. The release was not without controversy though. The Droid X, while greatly raising the bar for Android phones in general, does so at the expense of the very power users and community that made the original Droid the gotta-have phone it became. Alienating this group may have far reaching consequences for Motorola.
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RE[7]: uggg
by Zifre on Sat 24th Jul 2010 17:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: uggg"
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Custom ROMs allow apps to be stored on the sd disk along with an archive of pirated games. So yes allowing custom ROMs makes piracy easier.

I suppose that is marginally easier, but by no means does it increase piracy by any significant amount.

Yes I am quite aware of how easy it is. Google really screwed up by offering little protection for developers.

No, Google did the right thing by not requiring developer to pay $99 to try development *cough Apple cough*

And by the way, I am a developer. I don't want or need any such "protection".

But to really lock down a device like a phone the OS and apps need to be tied together. The PS3 uses a well designed model where even if the firmware is someday hacked a newer game or psn access can require a firmware overwrite.

I really hope you aren't suggesting that this is a good model to follow...

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